Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Plumbing Technology

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall

Award

Diploma

1 year (2 semesters)

The Plumbing Technology program provides entry-level skills and knowledge for students preparing to enter the plumbing industry. Classes in the first semester focus on safety, hand and power tools, materials, pipe joining methods, code book layout, plan and print reading and trade calculations. Hands-on classes concentrate on pipe joining, pipe materials and basic pipe fitting practices.

The second semester covers plumbing code requirements, installation requirements for drain, waste and vent systems, water pipe systems, gas pipe systems, gas venting systems, cross connection and backflow prevention. The hands-on class includes design and construction of a three-fixture washroom group and testing and troubleshooting backflow prevention devices.

Career opportunities: plumbing installation technician, plumbing maintenance technician, plumbing service technician, plumbing apprenticeship program.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

CON-930

Construction Health and Safety Certificate

1.5

HCR-710

Fundamentals of Plan and Print Reading

2

MAT-716

Industrial Math II

3

PLU-130

Plumbing Theory I

6

PLU-140

Plumbing Practices I

4

PLU-932

Internship

2

 

 

18.5

Second Semester (Spring)

MAT-738

Plumbing Math Concepts

1

PLU-132

Plumbing Theory II

8

PLU-142

Plumbing Practices II

4

PLU-150

Advanced Plan and Print Reading

2

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Communication elective

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

36.5

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